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    Melville's Masterpiece Illustrated by Barry Moser

    [Arion Press]. [Barry Moser, illustrator]. Herman Melville. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1979. Limited to 265 copies on Barcham Green handmade paper, of which 250 are for sale. Folio. xv, 576 pages. With 100 woodcut illustrations by Barry Moser. The Leviathan Capitals used for the title and the initial letters designed by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. Bound in full blue morocco lettered in silver on spine. With light blue cloth slipcase. Occasional faint toning to page edges. Some fading and light wear to slipcase. Otherwise, fine.

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    One of the most important and majestic private press books produced in America. Moser has said, "Moby-Dick was the project which broke more new ground for me than any other..." "...a feat of craftsmanship unexcelled in modern printing." -William Everson, Fine Print



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